Kate Cohen

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Japan's traditional blues for bright and cheery kids

‘It’s stinky!” shouts my 4-year-old daughter, jumping up and down with an expression of pure glee on her face. The object of her fascination is a …

Yotam Ottolenghi’s recipes for Easter lamb

Traditional roast lamb has its place, but try something new this Easter by looking to China, north Africa and Thailand for inspiration<p>Lamb, for all its associations with anchovy, rosemary, garlic and the Easter weekend, is a wonderfully non-denominational meat. As much as I thought I was going to …

Olive Oil

Folk toys to bring good luck: Traditional hariko technique creates distinctive, tasteful charms

Traditional hand-crafted hariko dolls are made by pasting pieces of paper in layers to make shapes. With their rounded forms, warm tactility and …

"Every time I paint a portrait I lose a friend." ― John Singer Sargent (died April 15, 1925) Self-portrait, 1906. https://t.co/ETeGPPxwWK

I'll miss the Tokyo subway how to be polite signs https://t.co/PkEuIiRsji

At 104, Toko Shinoda talks about a life in art

The only living Japanese on a postage stamp, 104-year-old Toko Shinoda reflects on a lifetime devoted to art.The post At 104, Toko Shinoda talks …

The Bird-Based Color System that Eventually Became Pantone

WASHINGTON, DC — An effort to describe the diversity of birds led to one of the first modern color systems. Published by Smithsonian ornithologist …

How we got rid of silverfish

For years we've had silverfish darting around our guest bathroom. I bought some silverfish traps (little cardboard boxes with sticky goo to ensnare …

Health

Short, sweet and to the point: the one-line retort

"Kankei nai" is the ultimate brush-off, meaning "Nothing to do with me."The post Short, sweet and to the point: the one-line retort appeared first on …

The Androgynous 'Third Gender' Of 17th-Century Japan

From the 17th to 19th centuries, gender could be neither binary nor biological.<p>Generation Z refers to individuals born during the mid-1990s and early ‘00s often billed as the generation most likely to fully embrace gender fluidity. According to one report, around 56 percent of teens ages 13 to 20 …

Gender

Farm Stay In Shizuoka - Enjoy Local Hospitality And Beautiful Sights

Less than an hour from Tokyo, <b>Shizuoka Prefecture</b> has always been a popular tourist retreat with its emerald green tea fields, the iconic Mount Fuji …

Japan

Japan Eats | Episode 80: My Career in Sake

Ok, yeah, it was worth braving the hordes of humanity. #夜桜 #花見 #sakura #hanami #nakameguro

Crazy-Gorgeous Things to See in Japan That Aren't Cherry Blossoms

Japan is a bit of a conundrum. It's old, dating back thousands of years with a history and culture steeped in intricate tradition. And yet it's also …

Japan

Why Deep Breathing May Keep Us Calm

For generations, mothers have encouraged children to take long, slow breaths to fight anxiety. A long tradition of meditation likewise uses controlled breathing to induce tranquillity.<p>Now scientists at Stanford University may have uncovered for the first time why taking deep breaths can be so …

The Brain

Yozakura @ Inogashira Park https://t.co/jlNiTObCQs

Japan Has Got To Be The Most Beautiful Place On Earth Right Now

April showers bring tunnels of flowers. 😍<p>If you didn’t catch any cherry blossoms this year, never fear: Japan’s wisteria season is nearly here, and there’s still enough time to plan a trip before the big bloom.<p>Japanese wisteria is a flowering plant with cascading blossoms that can grow up to three …

Japan

Gorgeous Japanese performance art combines dance and high-speed face mapping

Vimeo recently highlighted this stunning minute-long art collaboration called “INORI (prayer).” It comes from creative and technical director …

Design

KUNIYOSHI「歌川国芳」 (c.1797-1861) https://t.co/ECqhE75CAC

Lady Sybil Sassoon by John Singer Sargent 1907. He knew the sitter well often taking rides with her on the Bois de Boulogne in Paris. https://t.co/csMyq1XarA

Plant a Shade Garden: Vegetables that Grow in Shade

As a general rule of thumb, vegetable crops prefer a sunny location. If your growing area is more shade garden than sunshine, your options will be …

An Andalusi Muslim in Early Modern Europe: Shihab al-Din Ahmad al-Hajari’s Description of the 17th-Century Netherlands

Shihāb al-Dīn Aḥmad ibn Qāsim al-Ḥajarī al-Andalusī was an Andalusī Muslim born around 1570 in the village of al-Ḥajar, in the vicinity of Granada. …

History

Stephen Ellcock

Édouard Manet, Le Suicidé , completed between 1877 and 1881

BOUND TO PLEASE / Smiles at sumo stable glimpsed through cats’ eyes

Moru and Mugi, the Sumo Stable Cats (Arashiobeya no Moru to Mugi)<p>By Yukai<p>Little More, pp72<p>With the cat cafe fad spreading overseas, some might say …

Ukiyo-e Inspired Manner Posters for Seibu Railway

Last year Seibu Railways launched a new poster campaign to educate their straphangers on proper train etiquette and manners. Given the surge in …

Japan

Italy’s Overlooked Graphic Design Greats Get An Online Museum

Archivio Grafica Italiana is on a mission to preserve Italy’s graphic design legacy.<p>In Italy’s design universe, industrial design and furniture have long overshadowed graphics. Archivio Grafica Italiana–a new visual database of branding, posters, signage, books, and more–aims to rectify the …

Graphic Design